Project Assistant (WASH)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Uganda 🇺🇬

Job description

Objective 1: Implementation of environmental sanitation program 
  • Ensure community sensitization on safe water handling and practices. 
  • Verify that all reports and data submitted to NRC by Hygiene Promoters are accurate and complete. 
  • Ensure program is meetings pre-set objectives 
  • Stay updated on program schedule and objectives 
  • Assist in recruitment and training of Hygiene Promoters for settlements where NRC executes its WASH programs. 
  • Ensure all material and equipment orders are placed on time 
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are regularly maintained and are in good working condition. 
  • Review monthly stock reports to keep track of consumable material use and advise supervisor on any orders that will need to be made (equipment or consumable materials) 
  • Raise awareness and build capacity of both refugee and host community in adhering to NRC, UNHCR and other relevant international humanitarian standards such as Sphere and WHO. 
Objective 2: Implementation of community based management committee trainings 
  • Ensure all community based management committees are adequately trained according to NRC guidelines 
  • Ensure all trainings are adequately documented (e.g. names of trainees) 
  • Assist in formation and training of Water Source and Sanitation Committees (WSSCs) for all new water points constructed or rehabilitated by NRC. 
  • Assist in the formation and training of school health clubs in schools where NRC operates. 
  • To assist in the formation and training of Sanitation Committees (SCs) for all new institutional latrines constructed or rehabilitated by NRC. 
  • To ensure the construction of soak pits and bamboo fencing by beneficiary communities at newly constructed or rehabilitated boreholes. 
Objective 3: Assist with the design and implementation of field assessments
  • Assist the Project Officer with the design and conduct all baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up assessments 
  • Ensure that all assessment data is kept organized in an accessible manner 
  • Make recommendations for hardware activity locations based on assessment results 
  • Assist the Project Officer with written reports for all assessment activities for submission to PM 
Objective 4: Document all work and experiences including writting weekly reports 
Objective 5: Contribute to program design and planning 
  • Assist the Project Officer with draft weekly plan in coordination with all teams for submission to PM 
  • Assist the Project Officer with written draft monthly plan in coordination with all teams for submission to PM 
  • Identify and request appropriate hygiene/health promotion materials and equipment (NFI such as jerry cans, buckets, tanks, etc.) required for the project. 
  • Help organize regular monitoring and evaluation exercises to ensure high quality of work 
  • Contribute to proposal writing, as needed 
Objective 6: Represent NRC externally


  • Diploma of Environmental Health or any other related field 
  • A minimum of 4 years Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of WASH/Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion or Public Health Promotion 
  • Experience in a humanitarian (emergency) and development WASH programme preferably with an INGO 
  • Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential

Education field

  • Other subjects

Education level

  • Vocational upper secondary school

Personal qualities

  • Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme 
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information 
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.

We offer

Duty Station: Palorinya Moyo 
Salary: As per Nrc Salary Structure

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: No travelling required